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Cultural tour to the Historic Route of Ethiopia North & East 13 days

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  • Trip Type Cultural Tour
  • Tour Code GHET-013
  • Private Journey
  • 13 days
  • You will be blown away by the history and diversity of Ethiopia! This tour is a privilege to experience! Activities include: Ancient history, age-old culture, cultural tour, breathtaking highland scenery, waterfalls, castles, rock churches, and so much more

Welcome to the beauty of Ethiopia’s Historic Route! The magnificent cultures and landscapes are indicative of an extraordinary past. It has left mark on the land, the people and their monuments. In this fascinating land the past comes alive in the form of strange and beautiful monuments and ruins, built long centuries ago in what used to be one of the greatest kingdoms of the world. Moreover, it is a past which began as the cradle of mankind.

Discover the world of the ancient Ethiopians/Africans as you visit the unmatched sites of the Historic Route of Ethiopia North & East – Axum, Lalibela, Gondar, island monasteries of Lake Tana, the palace of queen of Sheba and the last resting place of the Ark of the Covenant the least is endless. Cruise along Lake Tana, the source of the Great Blue Nile River, the walled city of Harar, trek along the spectacular Simien Mountains “the chase pieces of gods” with the Bleeding Heart Baboon and so much more.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive Addis Ababa

Arrive in Addis Ababa. In the afternoon, city tour of Addis Ababa which include the national museum, ethnographic museum and Merkato.

O/N: hotel.

Day 02: Addis Ababa-Axum

Fly to Axum, the rest of the day vist the ancient city of Axum.

O/N: hotel.

Day 03: Axum-Yeha

After breakfast, drive out of town to the pre-Christian temple of Yeha. In the afternoon, walk around to explore the ancient city of Axun and interact with the local people.

O/N: hotel.

Day 04: Axum-Lalibela

Fly to Lalibela and visit the first group of rock-hewn churches.

O/N: Hotel

Day 05: Asheten Mariam-Lalibela

In the morning, mule ride, and walk to the top of Asheten Mariam Monastery. In the afternoon, visit the second group of rock-hewn churches in the town.

O/N: lodge.

Day 06: Lalibela-Gondar

After breakfast, transfer to Lalibela airport for the flight to Gondar. The rest of the day tour of the Imperial compound and Debrebirhan Selassie church.

O/N: hotel.

Day 07: Excursion to Simien Mountains-Gondar

Full day excursion to the amazing Simien Mountains National Park.

O/N: hotel.

Day 08: Gondar-Bahirdar

In the morning, drive to Bahirdar through the beautiful countryside scenery of Fogera and Gojam to arrive at Bahirdar around lunchtime. In the afternoon, you will have a boat cruise over Lake Tana.

O/N: hotel.

Day 09: Blue Nile Falls- Bahirdar

After breakfast, drive 35 KM to visit the majestic Blue Nile Falls. The rest of the day at leisure.

O/N: hotel.

Day 10: Bahirdar-Addis Ababa

In the morning, walk around the city. Afternno, fly back to Addis Ababa.

O/N: hotel.

Day 11: Addis Ababa-Diredawa-Harar

In the morning fly to Diredawa and continue driving to Harar. The rest of the day visit the ancient city.

Day 12: Harar

In the morning visit the colorful open air African markets, and walk around the ancient city. After lunch, visit the Hadere Villages.

O/N: hotel.

Day 13: Harar-Addis Ababa

After breakfast drive to Diredawa for the flight to Addis Ababa. In the evening, there will be farewell dinner party with live traditional music show. At the end of the farewell dinner, transfer to Addis Ababa airport for the flight back . End of tour!

 

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